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It was somewhere around ten years ago, I was in graduate school and wanted to write my thesis about how women were changing agriculture. Anecdotally, two different girl friends were starting to farm, and I visited a dairy woman in Johnstown,...
It’s sort of weird, right, that in the year 2012 equal pay for women has become a campaign issue in the presidential race? But the facts remain the facts: In modern America, women are still paid roughly eighty cents for every dollar paid to...
Okay, you’ve never even heard of the place and weren’t planning to go there. But if you’re looking for a job, be prepared to be paid 65 cents on the dollar, compared to your male counterparts. See the list of the ten worst-paying...
The Daily Beast, an online news magazine, published a slide show drawn from a recent Newsweek article about the prominent role played by women at NPR, from its earliest days to the present. Over the years, I’ve been asked about how and why...
News stories tagged with "women"
Jan 15, 2003 — A state Assembly committee held hearings on whether hospitals in New York should be required to provide emergency contraceptive pills to women who've been raped. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 31, 2002 — The Catholic Church is seeking a legal injunction against a women's health care law that takes effect on January 1st. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Sep 27, 2002 — Democratic candidate for Governor Carl McCall received the endorsement of the National Organization for Women yesterday and reacted to negative attacks ads launched against him by incumbent Governor George Pataki. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Sep 05, 2002 — Music, storytelling, healing touch and nature walks are part of the 4th Annual Adirondack Arts and Healing Weekend at Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake. It's a weekend retreat for women with cancer and other chronic illnesses. Todd Moe talks with two organizers of this year's retreat: storyteller Fran Yardley, and Pam Mitchell, a nurse and expert in healing touch... Go to full article
Jun 19, 2002 — It's now up to Governor Pataki to sign the Women's Healthcare Bill, approved by the New York State legislature Monday night. The passage comes after years of contentious arguments between Assembly Democrats, and Senate Republicans, over the issue of providing health insurance coverage for contraceptives. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 10, 2002 — The State Assembly has passed a bill to expand health care coverage for New York's women. The bill differs, however from the one passed by the State Senate. And despite two years of discussion, there's still no law in place. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Mar 28, 2002 — Attorney General Eliot Spitzer says 12 North Country women have paid fines ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 dollars for their roles in a pyramid scheme. The investigation into the so-called Women's Gifting Circle began in 2000 after many women complained about losing money in the scheme, which was sold as a way for women to support other women in need. Most of the women are from Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Brian Mann reports.
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Feb 20, 2002 — Astronomy historically has been dominated by men, but women have left their mark over the years. A new planetarium show is trying to shine a little light on advances in astronomy that were made by women. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tamar Charney reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Feb 26, 2001 — If you've ever brought your car in for repairs and left feeling like the job wasn't done right, you're not alone. In a AAA survey of a million motorists, nearly half said their auto repairs were unsatisfactory. The list of complaints included not fixing the problem, causing new problems, and under-estimating the bill. To avoid repair shop stereotypes, women are learning more about their cars and doing some of the repairs themselves. Jody Tosti spent the day with a group of women learning the basics of car care. Go to full article